IT’S OFFICIAL Kelly King (right) steps down as council chair. Alice Lee (left) is expected to assume that post. King made the announcement today at a press conference at the County Building. She said she will head a newly created committee on climate change with Shane Sinenci as vice-chair. Lee’s water committee chairmanship is proposed to go to Yuki Lei Sugimura (who may also retain her transportation committee chairmanship). All actions announced by King are anticipated to be confirmed at a special council meeting on 12/27. Rumors of the coming shakeup in council leadership circulated earlier this week and were officially confirmed this afternoon.
Governor Ige issues 16th COVID-19 emergency proclamation, tightening restrictions for trans-pacific travelers heading to Hawai‘i
Gov. David Ige signed a 16th COVID-19 emergency proclamation requiring all transpacific travelers to have …